Kampala, Uganda – The government has issued directives on enforcement of Friday’s Presidential directives on Covid19.
According to the guidelines, the Ugandan Ministry of Works and Transport will be responsible for issuing movement permits for 20 percent of essential staff within all ministries, departments and agencies through an online system.
“All applications for travel passes should be made through the following email: [email protected],” Susan Kataike, Head of Communications at the Ministry of Works & Transport posted on twitter.
Africa Tembelea has since learnt that at districts, movement permits for health and frontline workers, both in public and private health facilities will be issued by district health officers.
“All health workers should move with the movement permits, their work identification cards, and those without them, should be given authorisation letters by the heads of health facilities to enable easy movement to their respective facilities,” the ministry of works & transport said in a statement.
However, the ministry statement added that for Kampala, health workers should move with both their work IDs and national IDs between Monday and Friday as they await movement permits to be issued by the ministry of works and transport.
To ease the process, it is advised that the form off the ministry of works and transport website should then be filled and submitted to the same link with names of the health workers and essential workers that will be working throughout the period.
“The ministry of works and transport will either accept or deny permission of the request,” the statement said, adding further that, “Feedback will be communicated through the same link where a movement permit will be generated once permission is granted.”
Africa Tembelea has also learnt that all movement permits will have a QR code, name of the health worker, name of the place of work, and the national identification number (NIN).
For patients going to hospital for drug refills, medical treatment and scheduled appointments, “(They) shall be able to use the available mode of transport at their own cost provided they have proof of their medical records,” the statement read.